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So I was planning on buying my R3 next month an while I was lurking on the forums, I saw Kojiiro post about a Honda Super Lightweight Bike coming out.

Well I did some research and it all signs point to a cbr350rr coming out in possibly August? to compete with the likes of the R3/RC390/Kawi.

I was so excited about getting my bike, and now I don't know what to do lol. Should I wait? Renders look sexy!



 

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Until it's officially announced, there's no real information or opinion anyone can give.

In my opinion all of Honda's entry level bikes are rather uninspiring and down on power compared to their competition. I'd definitely want to see the specs before calling it the best thing since the CBR250RR (sliced bread).
 

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Until it's officially announced, there's no real information or opinion anyone can give.

In my opinion all of Honda's entry level bikes are rather uninspiring and down on power compared to their competition. I'd definitely want to see the specs before calling it the best thing since the CBR250RR (sliced bread).
So true. It's been very disappointing. I am thinking though they will actually redeem themselves this time just coming from the fact that they got blown out of the water other companies in the 300 class. As a Honda fan, I am rooting for them but it now makes my decision very hard because I love the R3, but don't want to have a sense of regret if the Honda comes out to be amazing.
 

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So true. It's been very disappointing. I am thinking though they will actually redeem themselves this time just coming from the fact that they got blown out of the water other companies in the 300 class. As a Honda fan, I am rooting for them but it now makes my decision very hard because I love the R3, but don't want to have a sense of regret if the Honda comes out to be amazing.
You could buy a used R3 that has already depreciated in value, then trade it in on the Honda IF/WHEN it gets released. That way you wouldn't take the huge hit you would if you bought a new R3....
 

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The updated bike looks nice. No spec sheet though so I am not sure what power and weight are looking like. Luckily for me, I am getting stationed where they still have the old 250rr. 249cc I4 goodness lol. I'll think of you guys if I pick one up :p
 

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You could buy a used R3 that has already depreciated in value, then trade it in on the Honda IF/WHEN it gets released. That way you wouldn't take the huge hit you would if you bought a new R3....
Was my plan, until I saw the availability of the rvf400/zx400/250r/etc.
 

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The updated bike looks nice. No spec sheet though so I am not sure what power and weight are looking like. Luckily for me, I am getting stationed where they still have the old 250rr. 249cc I4 goodness lol. I'll think of you guys if I pick one up :p
Awesome bike

 

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Have you checked to see if you would be allowed to bring one of those back into the U.S. once your TDO is done?
I know I can. I was actually there for my first 7 years in and the ODD thing about motorcycles is that they get packed with your normal household goods, its not a separate "automobile" shipment like for a car, truck, jeep or whatever.

I know a few people have done it but I have also read the majority become track bikes since its hard to get them registered in the US DMV system once they get here.

The 250RR is neat, but the RVF400 is really nice, with single side swingarm. Plus, I have never owned a V4 yet.

EDIT2: RidingwithTom has good videos. His Balius video is hilarious.
 

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You could buy a used R3 that has already depreciated in value, then trade it in on the Honda IF/WHEN it gets released. That way you wouldn't take the huge hit you would if you bought a new R3....
Man I've been looking for used and they are REALLY hard to find and if you do find one, they want almost MSRP for it. Lol. These bikes really do keep their resale :p

The updated bike looks nice. No spec sheet though so I am not sure what power and weight are looking like. Luckily for me, I am getting stationed where they still have the old 250rr. 249cc I4 goodness lol. I'll think of you guys if I pick one up :p
Supposedly its going to be pretty beefy to compete with the R3 and the RC390 in the 300CC race class and rules in 2017
 

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I know I can. I was actually there for my first 7 years in and the ODD thing about motorcycles is that they get packed with your normal household goods, its not a separate "automobile" shipment like for a car, truck, jeep or whatever.

I know a few people have done it but I have also read the majority become track bikes since its hard to get them registered in the US DMV system once they get here.

The 250RR is neat, but the RVF400 is really nice, with single side swingarm. Plus, I have never owned a V4 yet.

EDIT2: RidingwithTom has good videos. His Balius video is hilarious.
If you end up back in S.D. you could see about registering it in Arizona. I did that with a gray market Citroen DS21 back in 1994 when CA wouldn't allow it. You do need an Arizona address to pull it off, though.
 

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Man I've been looking for used and they are REALLY hard to find and if you do find one, they want almost MSRP for it. Lol. These bikes really do keep their resale :p



Supposedly its going to be pretty beefy to compete with the R3 and the RC390 in the 300CC race class and rules in 2017
Damnit man, why did you have to post this?! I was set on another R3 till the CBR came out, then was saddened thinking it wouldnt be out by last quarter 2016/ first quarter 2017, so settled on an RVF400, and now you resparked my interest in the new CBR lol. The RVF still looks beautiful and has more power, but I really dont want to go back to a carbureted bike.
 

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Damnit man, why did you have to post this?! I was set on another R3 till the CBR came out, then was saddened thinking it wouldnt be out by last quarter 2016/ first quarter 2017, so settled on an RVF400, and now you resparked my interest in the new CBR lol. The RVF still looks beautiful and has more power, but I really dont want to go back to a carbureted bike.
I BLAME U!!!!! LOL! You commented on another thread about possibly getting the Honda Lightweight Super Bike Concept, so I was like WTH and looked it up! hahahaha
 

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If you end up back in S.D. you could see about registering it in Arizona. I did that with a gray market Citroen DS21 back in 1994 when CA wouldn't allow it. You do need an Arizona address to pull it off, though.
Have no idea what that is, so I googled it. Looks like something from a spy film lol.

Thanks for the tip! Not sure when I will head back, I really enjoyed my first two tours in Japan.
 

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I know I can. I was actually there for my first 7 years in and the ODD thing about motorcycles is that they get packed with your normal household goods, its not a separate "automobile" shipment like for a car, truck, jeep or whatever.

I know a few people have done it but I have also read the majority become track bikes since its hard to get them registered in the US DMV system once they get here.

The 250RR is neat, but the RVF400 is really nice, with single side swingarm. Plus, I have never owned a V4 yet.

EDIT2: RidingwithTom has good videos. His Balius video is hilarious.
He did an RVF400 video, too.

 

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I BLAME U!!!!! LOL! You commented on another thread about possibly getting the Honda Lightweight Super Bike Concept, so I was like WTH and looked it up! hahahaha
Fair enough. I would buy now and sell, since spring and summer are rolling in. More time to ride, unless you are a year round rider.
 

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Have no idea what that is, so I googled it. Looks like something from a spy film lol.

Thanks for the tip! Not sure when I will head back, I really enjoyed my first two tours in Japan.
Had a Citroen CX 2500 also. Both cars had self-leveling hydro-pneumatic suspensions.

There's no one in Colorado that services them so I sold both before I moved here in late 1994.

Had a 1984 Citroen 2CV, too. Sold that to the French Pastry Shop in La Jolla (Bird Rock) before moving. They're closed now.
 
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